Nalle Hukkataival and Alex Megos have put their skills to the test on some big routes.
Hukkataival climbed one of Beat Kammerlander’s incredible six-pitch routes in Ratikon called Silbergeier 5.14a. Hukkataival reported on Facebook: We managed to climb the legendary multi-pitch Silbergeier in Rätikon! Partnered with Tomi Nytorp, I climbed the whole route free on June 21, after having checked out the pitches briefly over three days. Quite the experience as it was my first real multi-pitch. Afterwards we got to enjoy the view from the summit on a picture perfect summer day before rapping back down. What a good time and huge respect to Beat Kammerlander for opening such an incredible route.
Megos has made the first free ascent of the Fly, a 600-metre route in Staldeflue, Lauterbrunnental, Switzerland. It now ranks as one of the longest, hardest sport routes at 5.14b. The route was established groud-up by Roger Shcali, Michel Pitelka, Bernd Rathmayr, Markus Iff, Stephan Eder and Max Grossman.
Source: 8a.nu, Rock and Ice